Guto community in FCT wants healthcare centre

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BWARI – The Guto Community in Bwari Council of the Federal Capital Territory has called on the government to provide a health centre for them to reduce the high rate of preventable in the area.

Community leader Timothy Tiyok told the News Agency of (NAN) on Friday in Guto  their major problem was conveying sick to Bwari General Hospital for attention.

According to him, the distance from the community to the council headquarters is long, but the deplorable state of the road has been the major challenge.

“The distance is far, but the road is in a bad shape. is usually very hard to find a vehicle to convey the sick to the hospital,’’ he said.

Tiyok said many pregnant women and those with life-threatening diseases or sicknesses had died before they could get to the hospital, especially during the rainy season.

He, therefore, appealed to the council and the FCT minister to ensure the construction of a health care centre in the area, and also rehabilitate the road.

Mrs Mariam Kato, a women leader in the area, said she was a victim when she had her last pregnancy five years ago, as there was no vehicle to convey her to the general hospital for delivery.

husband could get a vehicle to take me to the hospital, we resorted to using a . By the time we reached the hospital, l had lost a lot of blood.

“The said I was just lucky that we arrived at the time I came, as I would have lost the pregnancy and life.

“There were about six pregnant women who lost their lives and pregnancies because they could not reach the hospital in time,’’ she said.

Also speaking, the leader, Mr Danlami Dogo, said the youths were working an arrangement with operators to respond to sick during crisis.

“We have also met with the council , Mr Peter Yohana, who promised to look into the problem,” he said.

There are five health centres in the area council, which have not been put to after their inauguration two years ago. (NAN)